Rent The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Vol.4 (1962)

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Synopsis:
The thrillers of Edgar Wallace, one of the twentieth century's most successful crime novelists, have been widely adapted for film and television - the most memorable series being 'The Edgar Wallace Mysteries', made at Merton Park Studios during the first half of the 1960's. A noir-esque series, it updates some of the author's stories to more contemporary settings, blending classic B-movie elements with a distinctly British feel. Unseen for decades, these dramas have been freshly transferred from the original film elements specifically for this release.
This fourth volume includes top-notch performances from Alfred Burke, Barbara Shelley, Paul Daneman, Anton Diffring and Dawn Addams, and features scripts by Philip Mackie, Roger Marshall and Richard Harris.
Actors:
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Directors:
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Producers:
Jack Greenwood
Writers:
Philip Mackie, Richard Harris, Roger Marshall, Edgar Wallace, Arthur La Bern, John Roddick
Studio:
Network
Genres:
British TV, TV Classics, TV Crimes, TV Dramas, TV Mysteries, TV Thrillers
Countries:
UK
BBFC:
Release Date:
17/09/2012
Run Time:
440 minutes
Languages:
English
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.66:1
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • House of Mystery - a thriller made by Independent Artists Ltd during the same period as the Merton Park films
  • Image Gallery (Disc 3)
  • PDF Material (Disc 3)
Disc 1:
This disc includes the following episodes:
1. Locker Sixty Nine
2. Death Trap
3. The Set Up
Disc 2:
This disc includes the following episodes:
4. Incident At Midnight
5. The £20,000 Kiss
6. On The Run
Disc 3:
This disc includes the following episodes:
7. Return To Sender
- Special Features

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Prescription for Murder - The Edgar Wallace Mysteries: Vol.4 review by CH

Spoiler Alert
22/02/2020

"I'm a doctor - and I want my sausages!" So says an impatient Geoffrey Palmer during a small but immortal role which found him take control at the cooker in the Fawlty Towers kitchen while chaos ensues elsewhere on the premises. Less know is his playing another doctor who knocks on the door with key information (heard on an early incarnation of an answering machine) while turbulent events take place during "Incident at Midnight" (1962), one of the many episodes of the Edgar Wallace Presents... series (complete with that insinutaing theme tune which was also recorded by The Shadows).

In an inspired setting, most of the action, and the sitting around, takes place in an all-night chemist's in the West End, where the white-coated dispenser on duty is none other than Warren Mitchell.

At the time, neither of these roles may have seemed worth going to the bother of getting the CV re-typed but time has vindicated them as astute character studies, vital to these 55-minute narratives. Bluff detectives in thick overcoats make their usual appearance, as do sultry women who feel no need of such garments (furs at most, shoulders soon prominent).

To say any more is unncessary except that money is involved - and a good mark of these series is that it is always to be found in an unexpected location.

This episode is a high point.

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